In recognition of the Indianapolis Bicentennial, the airport’s temporary art exhibition program will display Bicentennial-themed artwork from October 2020 – July 2021. The artists and artwork for these exhibitions were selected through two public calls for art facilitated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. All of the selected artwork explores themes of history, civic pride, innovation, or legacy and vary in subject matter and material. The selected projects currently on display at IND are:
On the White River video art created by Kate Nartker and Megan Jefferson
Indian-APolis painted by Indianapolis artist Derrick Carter
Inspiration from the White River painted by Indianapolis artist Megan Jefferson
Overshottt textile created by Ohio-based artist Kate Nartker
Entrepreneurs Awakening: The Making of a Legacy temporary vinyl mural by Indianapolis artist Tasha Beckwith
Finding Joy temporary vinyl mural reproduction of original painting by Molly Meier
Kings of the Castle temporary vinyl mural reproduction of original drawing by Kevin Wilson
Because art and culture are such important parts of the fabric of Indianapolis, city leaders and the IAA sought a facility that was not only accessible and easy to navigate but also visually and aesthetically appealing. These visionaries determined that the new terminal would be an open, light-filled, modern and comfortable space rich in ambiance, color, texture and local expertise.
Commissioning our Permanent Collection at IND
The IAA issued a worldwide call for artists to begin the early stages of the Midfield Project, part of a 30-year airport master-planning initiative. A total of 550 artists submitted work and 37 works of art by 17 artists–eight who have Hoosier ties–were brought into the terminal, creating our permanent collection works at IND. Read about the stories behind the artworks and the artists within this collection below.
Showing Your Artwork at IND
Each quarter the IAA works with the Arts Council of Indianapolis to select a Central Indiana artist's collections to display throughout the terminal. This is our way to show passing travelers the amazing talent that is alive in Indiana. The installations reflect the diverse culture and environment of Central Indiana.
We welcome any local artists interested in displaying their artwork at IND to submit a request below. While the temporary exhibits display work from a new artist every three months, keep in mind that space is limited to the available space at IND. The IAA values cultural diversity and encourages artists and organizations of varying backgrounds and experiences to submit proposals.
For additional information on the arts program at IND or to submit your artwork for consideration please contact Katie by email or phone.Arts Council of Indianapolis